Febuary 2018 News
A Message from the President
I don’t know about you, but I am, and have been, excited, about the work that’s going on within our community college teacher education programs. Since taking this role as your Executive Director four years ago, NACCTEP has seen a huge shift in the number of partnerships developing between our four-year partners, national educational associations, and within legislative policy. We must be intentional with this momentum as we forge ahead with these opportunities within our states and at the federal level.
California Educational Institutions Collaborate to Advance the Teacher Preparation Pipeline
As the nation faces a critical shortage of teachers, teacher education programs struggle to meet the workforce demand. California’s crucial shortage areas include mathematics, science, special education, and bilingual education. Recent state legislation has shaped the state’s response to the crisis. While State Assembly Bill 19 (known as the California College Promise) has allotted funding to pay for the first year of course fees for community college students, Proposition 58 lifted restrictions prohibiting......
Tips for Transfers
My younger sister (shout out to her on her birthday when I am writing this) introduced me to a TV show that is pretty popular among my nerdy friends, Doctor Who. Rather than starting chronologically, she sent me into the series with Season 3 | Episode 10 “Blink.” This episode, along with the saying my mom keeps telling me, “hindsight is 20/20,” has me reflecting upon recent events in my life that led me to where I am on the way to becoming a teacher, but more importantly, would I have done things this way....
Alumni Connection: Reconnecting with Community College Graduate & Educator – Ariana N. Peralta
Spanish teacher began with the decision to return to Montgomery College (MC) as a young single mother of two. The thought of going back to school in those circumstances seemed nearly impossible, but the appeal of a small college with small class sizes and an affordable program that would be transferable to the University of Maryland (UMD) proved the perfect choice.....
NACCTEP National Conference
The National Association of Community College Teacher Education Programs (NACCTEP) is excited to announce that it will partner with the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) for its 2018 national conference in Baltimore, Maryland.